Swearing row OAP banned from Asda
Cathy, 70, denies store staff claims
A Rutherglen pensioner has been barred from her local Asda in a row over allegedly swearing at staff.
Cathy O’Rourke, 70, claims she never swore at a staff member and that she’s been unfairly stopped from doing her shopping there.
However the Toryglen store defended the decsion, saying they would only ban a customer as a “last resort.”
Mrs O’Rourk e, o f Landemer Drive, said: “I do not swear, end of story.
“If I’m walking into a shop, speaking to someone, going for a job or anything else, then I would never, ever swear.
“I’d done my shopping there the previous week, and when I came in a member of staff came over and told me that I was barred for swearing at staff, but that I could complete doing my shopping that night.
“I just put the bags down and left. I’ve been going to that Asda for 18 years and now I’m having to go elsewhere.
“Someone else was swearing in the store and they’ve said it was me, but that’s not me at all.”
However Asda insist they did not take the decision to ban Mrs O’Rourke lightly.
A spokesperson said: “We always want to welcome customers into our stores, and asking them not to visit us is always a last resort.”
The store also suggested that Cathy send a letter to them regarding her complaints over the decision.
I would never, ever swear
Banned Cathy O’Rourke, 70, claims that she never swore at a staff member